Indigenous groups taking lead on emergency training – Timmins Today

28 September 2023

‘The difference is something being developed for us and us being able to develop something for ourselves,’ says deputy grand chief

First Nations members have the skills to support each other through emergencies and now they’re teaching their communities those skills.

During the Mushkegowuk Emergency Response Summit held in Timmins this week, the newly formed emergency management department and First Nations-owned contractors offered First Nation members options for their emergency education.

Mushkegowuk Council and ISN Maskwa each offer courses.

The emergency management department does training for firefighting, water and ice rescue, wilderness and urban search and rescue, wilderness EMTs, health and safety, as well as the equipment needed to do the jobs the training is for.

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